Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Wednesday


1. Jimmy Buffett will soon take his place on Hollywood beach as the developers of Margaritaville resort prepare to break ground. The complex, at Johnson Street, will include a hotel, seven restaurants, shops and a pool with a wave ride

. 2. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is worried about the privacy of online information supplied by online consumers enrolling in health insurance programs. “You should know if they’re going to have your information, how it’s going to be used, when they’re going to use it, what agencies are going to have it,” the governor said in Miami.

3. Who is winning the race to be the Miami Dolphins’ starting running back? So far, the job remains open. Next test: a preseason game Saturday night against Tampa Bay at Sun Life Stadium.

4. Rain has returned to South Florida, with a wet start and a 40 percent chance the rest of the day. Meanwhile, a rip current risk remains in effect until 8 p.m.

5. The “Queen of the Pacific” is waking up in Mexico, deported from Miami after being sentenced. Sandra Avila Beltran, 52, pleaded guilty to a drug-trafficking crime. She is said to have been featured in the famous drug ballad titled The Queen of the Queens, sung by a band called Los Tucanes de Tijuana. One line in the narcocorrido captured her essence: “The more beautiful the rose, the sharper the thorns.”

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